A bleeding border… how is Siachen Glacier? Where the next moment is, nothing can be said. Even under such circumstances, the Indian Ranbankure is engaged in the service of the country. What they eat, what they drink, how they protect the country by keeping themselves safe even in temperatures of minus 50 degrees. We are going to tell you this, I believe you too will feel proud of our Indian Army when you read this autical.
Where is Siachen Glacier ?: The Siachen Glacier is 200 kilometers from Leh. Situated at 16-18 thousand feet above sea level, Siachen Glacier is bordered by Pakistan on one side, and on the other side of China by Aksai China. This area is very important for India by keeping an eye on both the countries. If you take the meaning of the name of Siachen, then Sia means rose and Chin means place ie valley of roses, but nothing like this is seen here. Icy peaks all around. Most of the time, the temperature is below 50 degrees below zero. In such a situation, Indian soldiers have to protect the country. The soldiers remain stationed here for about three months.
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Salute to the warriors of Siachen Glacier: Life is very difficult on the border with blood. On the Siachen Glacier, the soldiers have to be two to four from the weather there more than the enemy. Despite this, the Indian Ranbankure is firmly in defense of the country from vigor. Here, during patrolling, soldiers have to walk in a line behind each other, and all of them have a rope tied at their waist. Because if a young man starts falling into the ditch, then the rest of the soldiers can save him. Due to lack of oxygen here, soldiers have to walk slowly. Soldiers wear many folds of clothing and the coat they wear at the top is called a ‘snow coat’.
Young people sleep in slipping bags: Special types of fireplace are used to keep the tent of the soldiers posted on the Siachen Glacier warm. Which in local language is called Bukhari. Soldiers sleep in sleeping bags at wooden posts to avoid the harsh cold.
Shaving and bathing is forbidden! : Here, soldiers are forbidden to bathe and shave. The reason is that the soldiers are forbidden to shave, because the skin of the soldiers becomes so fragile by staying there that the risk of it being cut increases significantly. And once the skin is cut, it takes a long time to heal.
Apart from this, there is a lot of effort for drinking water, the soldiers have to melt the ice and drink water. At the same time, mobile phones do not work in Siachen Glacier, so the soldiers here have to resort to satellite phones only. Seals are allowed to call only two minutes a week to talk to their loved ones.
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5 crores a day spent: 5 crore rupees is spent every day from India for the security of the soldiers present in Siachen. However, Siachen was made a military base in 1984. Since then, more than 1000 soldiers have lost their lives due to inclement weather.
What happened in 1984 ?: 1In 984, Pakistan was in the process of occupying Siachen, but after knowing it at the right time, the army launched Operation Meghdoot. Siachen glacier was captured by India on 13 April 1984. Earlier only climbers used to visit this area. Now, no one other than the army was allowed to come here. A ceasefire treaty was signed between India and Pakistan in 2003. Since that time, firing and shelling in this area has ceased.
OP Baba’s temple in Siachen: In Siachen, a soldier named OP went missing in the 80s. Since then, it is believed that OP Baba protects Indian soldiers in Siachen. Even no soldier moves forward without bowing to OP Baba.
Can Siachen Glacier go to any ordinary person ?: In Siachen, the mercury goes up to -50 degrees during winter. In summer the temperature is up to -30 degrees. Common people are allowed to reach Panamik village only. However, Siachen organizes an annual civilian trek on behalf of the Indian Army. This is the only time when ordinary people can go to Siachen. The army carries 40 people. It consists of two journalists, defense scientists, school cadets and some civilians. Such a track debuted in 2007.